Industrial Archaeology, Prato 2000

CICOP Italy and University of Florence

with the patronage of

Regione ToscanaProvincia di PratoOrdine Architetti di PratoAIPAI (Associazione Italiana per il Patrimonio Archeologico Industriale) – TICCIH (International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage)

present the workshop

Industrial Archaeology

Methodologies for Restoration and Use of Industrial Buildings

Prato, June 16-17, 2000
Pre-congress activity of V International Congress on Restoration of Architectural Heritage, Florence 2000
Ex Cementificio Marchino, Prato.

Disused cement plant Marchino, Prato.

Brochure (in italian)

Programme (in italian)

The purpose of the conference is to deepen the problem of the protection and enhancement of the archaeological heritage by addressing various aspects of the issues relating to recovery of industrial buildings: aesthetics, the possible new features, the management, the role of public authorities, illustrating various emblematic experiences.

The conference is organized according to the following thematic sessions:

  • Industrial heritage: knowledge, protection, reuse
  • Methodologies for restoration and use of industrial buildings
  • Relationships between industry and industrial archeology; institutions and policies
  • Industrial Archeology in Prato; analysis of some practical cases in Tuscany
  • Projects and achievements


Conference Proceedings

Introduction by Nina Avramidou (in italian)
Foreword by Francesco Gurrieri (in italian)